Above ground pools aren’t created equal and some are much better than others. Above ground pools generally aren’t considered permanent structures so you have to make a decision when building a deck around an above ground swimming pool. Decks often cost as much or more than the pool, so you want to make sure that your pool will last for years to come.
Standard Above Ground Pool
Penguin Pools sells the standard round or oval above ground pool, which is nothing more than a tin can to hold water. Once piece of metal goes around a set of supports and a liner is dropped in the middle. If anything happens to the wall, you have to replace the entire wall structure.
Radiant Above Ground Pool
Penguin Pools recommends Radiant above ground swimming pools as they are build to be permanent. Similar to inground pools, they are have walls that are bolted together to make a frame. If anything were to happen to a pool wall, it would get removed and replaced, preventing you from having to replace the entire structure like a standard above ground pool.
Radiant pools are over 2″ think making them very strong and giving them a R-10 insulation value.
Radiant pools are so strong that you can bury these and not loose your warranty.